Higher Education

Life-Span Development: A Case Book, 1st Edition

  • Barbara M. Newman University of Rhode Island
  • Philip R. Newman University of Rhode Island
  • Laura Landry-Meyer Bowling Green State University
  • Brenda J. Lohman Northwestern University
  • ISBN-10: 053459767X  |  ISBN-13: 9780534597672
  • 240 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.00



LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT: A CASE BOOK uses lively, contemporary case studies to illustrate development transitions and challenges in every stage of life. The authors have chosen these cases for their ability to fascinate, engage, and stimulate. Together with thought-provoking questions for analysis, the case studies create a learning experience that helps readers use multiple perspectives to analyze and interpret life events.

Table of Contents

1.Theory and Research.
2. Pregnancy and Prenatal Development.
3. Infancy.
4. Toddlerhood.
5. Early School Age.
6. Middle Childhood.
7. Early Adolescence.
8. Later Adolescence.
9. Early Adulthood.
10. Middle Adulthood.
11. Later Adulthood.
12. Very Old Age.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara M. Newman

Barbara M. Newman (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She has also been on the faculty at Russell Sage College and The Ohio State University, where she served as department chair in Human Development and Family Science and as associate provost for Faculty Recruitment and Development. She teaches courses in life-span development, adolescence, family theories, and the research process. Also an active researcher, Dr. Newman's interests focus on parent-child relationships in early adolescence, factors that promote success in the transition to high school, and the use of the cohort sequential design as an approach to the study of development. Her research includes an analysis of the role of family, peer, and school support in the transition to high school (funded by the University of Rhode Island's Research Foundation). For fun, Newman enjoys reading, making up projects with her grandchildren, taking walks along Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound, and spending time with her family.

Philip R. Newman

Philip R. Newman (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is involved in research on the transition to high school as well as on group identity and alienation. His projects include an analysis of issues related to disrupted transitions in adolescence and early adulthood, and a book about how high schools can meet the psychosocial needs of adolescents. He has taught courses in introductory psychology, adolescence, social psychology, developmental psychology, counseling, and family, school, and community contexts for development. He served as the director for Research and Evaluation of the Young Scholars Program at The Ohio State University and as the director of the Human Behavior Curriculum Project for the American Psychological Association. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. For fun, Newman enjoys photography, reading mysteries, attending concerts and Broadway plays, and watching baseball. He home schooled his three children through elementary and middle school. Together, the Newmans have worked on programs to bring low-income minority youths to college and to study the processes involved in their academic success. They are coauthors of 13 books, including a book on theories of human development, and numerous articles in the field of human development.